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As superintendent of the Topeka Unified School District (and past superintendent of the Jennings School District), Dr. Anderson is now building a College Prep Academy from scratch, drawing from her own experience at Crossroads. See the news article from the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Tiffany adds: “My experience at Crossroads is continuing to shape me and my ability to help create similar experiences for youth in underserved communities. I wanted to be sure to send a thank you to a school that helped me see a bigger purpose and ways to positively impact others.” (2018/10)
“In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, who oversees the Jennings School District in Jennings, a small city just outside St. Louis, has led a dramatic turnaround in one of the worst-performing systems in Missouri.” Read more from NPR. (2016/01)
She is currently the superintendent of Jennings School District. She is in the process of opening Hope House, a foster home for homeless Jennings students. Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (2015/10)
Harry, a 2018 graduate (with honors) from George Washington University, received a National Institute of Health Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award. The award will allow him to pursue laboratory research into the role of microbes in the development of immunity in the mouth and shed light onto the role of antibiotics in oral immunity. These studies may eventually provide insight into the use of probiotic treatments for oral inflammatory diseases. The laboratory is located in Bethesda Maryland at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research.
This award provides employment, for select graduates, an opportunity to spend a year or two – before going on to more formal programs – working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
Andrew and two partners received the University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize, an award of $100,000 and living expenses “for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.” The team launched the Chicago Furniture Bank to provide used furniture to vulnerable populations. Read more from the Chicago Tribune. (2018/10)
Art and culture magazine Hyperallergenic featured Erin Falker’s work as Assistant Curator at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where she helped develop the special exhibition Say it Loud: Art, History, and Rebellion, “a two-part exhibition that commemorates the 1960s rebellions, observes the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, and compares the uprisings of the past to the upheavals that shocked our nation in the 21st century.” (2017/12)